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Health Education Intern (Unpaid)

The Colorectal Cancer Alliance is seeking a graduate intern with interest in health promotion, and program development to support innovative efforts to expand and modernize support and education for our community. This part-time (20-32 hours/week) Spring 2020 position is based in Washington, DC.

Reporting to the Vice President of Patient & Family Support, the intern will have the opportunity to gain rich experience in nonprofit program development, including: environmental scans, literature reviews, content writing, project mapping, and other activities in an effort to be more precise in offering the right information for our patients and all at the right time.

The Colorectal Cancer Alliance is a national organization committed to ending colorectal cancer within our lifetime. We help patients and families, survivors, and caregivers navigate their diagnosis and treatment, connect them with those who can share experiences and knowledge, and identify resources to meet their needs. We partner with healthcare professionals and social influencers to raise awareness of preventative screening, fund critical research, and collaborate with the broader research community to better understand the disease. Our efforts are urgent, effective, and efficient because we believe that tomorrow can’t wait.

Job Responsibilities

  • Conduct a thorough environmental scan to fully assess the landscape of patient and family services in cancer care.

  • Make recommendations on innovative caregiver programs as a result of the environmental scan.

  • Support the launch of an Integrative Health & Wellness program by helping to identify topics and gaps in information for our patients and families.

  • Draft content and materials on nutrition and other dietary needs in colorectal cancer care.

  • Support partnership planning and expansion development by reaching out to nutrition and dietary experts who will enhance our ability to holistically support our communities.

  • Synthesize all findings and products into a final internship report, to be determined specifically per academic requirements.

  • Performs all other duties as required.


  • Master’s-level candidate or graduate strongly preferred

  • Excellent writing and communications skills.

  • Knowledge of Office Google Suite

  • Ability to work independently, exercise professional judgment and discretion.

  • Team-oriented, flexible, positive, personable, and eager to learn.

  • Interest and experience in nonprofit settings, public health, health communications, and/or nutrition education desired.

This position is available as a single semester internship with the potential opportunity for continuation.

Interested candidates may apply by sending an email with a cover letter and resume to jobs@ccalliance(dot)org. Please include "Health Education Intern" in the subject of the email.


Washington, DC

Position Type

Unpaid, Part-Time Internship


Reports to

Vice President of Patient & Family Support 

How to apply

To apply please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@ccalliance(dot)org.  Please include "Health Education Intern" in the subject of the email. 

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